A local social and support network for mums and dads practicing Attachment Parenting* (or as I prefer to call it, Baby-Led Parenting) in or near South-East London.

Many aspects of AP, such as co-sleeping and babywearing, are very rewarding but also can be completely exhausting and I set this group up as a way for likeminded parents to meet and offer each other support in a completely non-judgemental setting. Come say hi!

 

*What is Attachment Parenting? You might be looking to join us if you-

  • Cuddle, rock or feed your baby/toddler to sleep (even though parenting 'experts' have told you it will become a 'habit')
  • Breastfeed your child for longer than the considered 'norm' (this is called 'extended breastfeeding', and there's nothing wrong with it!)
  • Carry your baby in a sling/wrap or in your arms and love every second of it (even though your Dad, friend, mother-in-law etc. tell you "you're making a rod for your own back")
  • You co-sleep with one or all of your children, for part or all of the night, much to the horror of others telling you that you're spoiling your child/will smother your child etc.
  • You believe in the ability of women to birth naturally when given the right support, guidance and help
  • Your approach to managing your child's behaviour is gentle, open and catered to their individual needs
  • You reject 'sleep training' methods
  • You prefer to take advice from Dr Sears and the like before other baby care 'experts' (such as Gina Ford)
  • You have felt uncomfortable or 'out of place' within mainstream playgroups

We're 219 Parents

Membership is open to everyone

Content of this Meetup Group is only visible to members

 
Founded May 10, 2011

Organizers:

Emily Leadbetter, Celia Bradley
Contact

People in this
Meetup are also in:

Imagine having a community behind you

Get started Learn more
Henry

I decided to start Reno Motorcycle Riders Group because I wanted to be part of a group of people who enjoyed my passion... I was excited and nervous. Our group has grown by leaps and bounds. I never thought it would be this big.

Henry, started Reno Motorcycle Riders

Start your Meetup today

Act now and get 50% off.
Until February 1.

Sign up

Meetup members, Log in

By clicking "Sign up" or "Sign up using Facebook", you confirm that you accept our Terms of Service & Privacy Policy